Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Sep 25, 2016

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5½-year civil war. The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 ...

War crimes tribunal sought to try Islamic State detainees

Sep 24, 2016

War crimes tribunal sought to try Islamic State detainees

War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before ...

U.N. halts Syria aid convoys after 'savage' airstrike deemed deliberate

Sep 21, 2016

U.N. halts Syria aid convoys after 'savage' airstrike deemed deliberate

Volunteers were still dousing the fires from an overnight attack on an aid convoy that killed 20 civilians as the U.N. announced Tuesday it was suspending overland aid deliveries in Syria, jeopardizing food and medical security for millions of besieged and hard-to-reach civilians. Confusion ...